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As the risk of transmission through oral sex is estimated to be much lower than for vaginal and anal intercourse in the absence of antiretroviral therapy, it is implausible that the risk of transmission through oral sex is not affected in the same way as other sexual transmission risks when effective treatment suppresses viral load. When HIV is not fully supressed, the risk of HIV transmission through the mouth is certainly smaller than through vaginal or anal intercourse. If undamaged, the tissues of the mouth and throat are thought to be less susceptible to infection than genital or anal tissues, and an enzyme in saliva also acts to inhibit HIV.
Background: Although the risk of sexually transmitted infections is far greater during vaginal and anal sex than during oral sex, increasing practice of oral sex and low rates of barrier method use will probably increase the relative importance of oral sex as a route of transmission for genital pathogens. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate knowledge and attitudes about oral sex and sexually transmitted infections, as well as oral sex practices, both among heterosexuals and homosexual men and to compare those two groups. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, data were collected from consecutive sexually active male patients who ever had oral sex and who attended counselling for sexually transmitted infections at the City Institute for Skin and Venereal Diseases in Belgrade from March to June
The pair of male brown bears who were born in the wild, but were both orphaned as cubs and now live at a sanctuary in Croatia were seen repeatedly engaging in "vigorous penile sucking" over a period covering six years between and The researchers write, in a paper published in Zoo Biologythat they "observed 28 acts of fellatio between the two male bears in hours of observation While animals as diverse as the spotted hyena, the short-nosed fruit bat and the bonobo have all been observed performing fellatio, and others also perform cunnilingus, oral sex is still the exception rather than the rule among mammals. Bears have occasionally been spotted performing fellatio in captivity before, but only when they lived in poor conditions with little other stimulation.
Summary: Seventy-five homosexual men with recently acquired HIV were interviewed about their risk behaviour. Fifty-nine reported unprotected anal intercourse, and one shared injecting equipment, with a partner not known to be HIV negative. Of the remaining 15, 11 reported protected anal intercourse.
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Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate the penis fellatiovagina cunnilingusor anus anilingus of a sex partner. The penis and testicles and the vagina and area around the vagina are also called the genitals or genital area. Oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active adults.
Think about it: Oral sex puts you into contact with skin and body fluids—semen, vaginal fluids, blood, urine, feces, breast milk—any of which can contain disease-causing viruses or bacteria… And spitting out these fluids will not protect you from infection. Simple acts like shaving too close and flossing leave tiny cuts that can allow viruses and bacteria to enter the body. Sexually transmitted infections STIs that can be passed from one partner to another through oral sex include herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphillis and Human papillomavirus HPV.
The content here can be syndicated added to your web site. Sexually transmitted diseases STDs are diseases that can be passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact and sexual activity. While anyone who has sex can get an STD, sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men MSM are at greater risk.